Blooming great tea party raises more than £1,600 for Marie Curie

A Blooming Great Afternoon Tea.

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The Lochaber Marie Curie Fundraising Group would normally be busy selling tickets for their annual ladies’ lunch throughout June.

For obvious reasons this year, that event cannot take place so the group have been coming up with new ways to raise funds.

In May they did a virtual cycle and on Saturday June 20 they held a Blooming
Great Tea Party at Home for nearly 130 people.

For a donation, people had a scrumptious afternoon tea in a box delivered to their home. Many of those taking part had hoped for fair weather, to allow them to be in their respective gardens with neighbours and friends to enjoy the occasion.

Not only was there beautiful, warm sunshine, but the slight easing of lockdown regulations allowed some people who had been shielding for weeks, to meet friends or family, at an appropriate distance in gardens.

Some of those taking part, used their best china tea sets, put up bunting and dressed for the occasion. Through their generosity and with the assistance of Morrisons in Fort William, Corpach Co-op and a loyal group of helpers, a staggering £1,677 was raised.

The local group would like to thank everyone involved.

‘This idea started as just a thought of a wee event for our family and friends and grew into a wonderful day, shared by well over 1oo people spread across Lochaber,’ said a spokesperson.

‘There were also many of our usual faithful supporters who we didn’t managed to
contact to let them know it was on, so we will definitely be doing it again.’